Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Free online training: Managing alcohol outlet density to reduce youth access to alcohol

Upcoming National Electronic Seminar: Managing Alcohol Outlet Density to Reduce Youth Access to Alcohol

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time: Noon-1:15 p.m.
-- Michael Sparks, President of Sparks Initiatives
-- Diane Riibe, Executive Director of Project Extra Mile

Register through the UDETC website.

Alcohol outlet density regulation is a science-based environmental strategy used to reduce or limit alcohol outlet density through licensing or zoning processes.  Research has shown a strong correlational relationship between alcohol and violent crime. Research has also shown that when outlets are close together, more underage drinking occurs.  By controlling the location of outlets, sales to minors can be discouraged and youth safety can be improved.  

Presenters will share information about regulatory strategies utilized in communities to manage alcohol outlet density in order to limit youth access to alcohol and improve public health, safety, and well-being by impacting crime rates, victimization, personal injuries, and fatalities.  Presenters will also share information about useful resources to aid implementation of these types of efforts.

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